Quote: digital computers use relay-like elements of two or more states; e.g., neurons which can be imitated by vacuum tubes at 1000x faster

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Every digital computing device contains certain relay-like elements, … exist indefinitely. … Being a relay the element must receive its … [p. 24] 4.2 It is worth mentioning, that the … Following W. Pitts and W.S. MacCulloch [1943] … we ignore the more complicated aspects of neuron … It is easily seen, that these simplified neuron … 4.3 It is clear that a very high … have been used and found reliable at reaction … , this is a performance which no other … It is interesting to note that the synaptic …   Google-1   Google-2

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